CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Oct. 15, 2022) – Former Virginia men’s lacrosse attackman Kris Snider was one of nine individuals to be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Saturday (Oct. 15) as part of the organization’s class of 2021. Snider is UVA’s 14th inductee into the Hall of Fame and first since Doug Knight’s was welcomed in 2017.
A three-time All-American, Snider (1975-78) finished his playing tenure as UVA’s career assists-per-game (3.35) leader. In 1977, he set single-season program records in both points per game (7.11) and assists per game (4.67). In his four seasons at UVA, he led the team in assists each year.
Snider has spent four decades contributing to the growth of the sport at the youth and high school level. He is a founding member of Washington High School Boys’ Lacrosse Association and served on its leadership board for 14 years. He is also a founding member of Queen Anne Youth Lacrosse, the Seattle Metro Youth Lacrosse Association, and the Washington Chapter of USA Lacrosse. On the national level, Snider served 10 years on the USA Lacrosse Board of Directors and on the Men’s Game Committee, and designed the 9/11 Memorial at USA Lacrosse headquarters. He also served as the Area Chair for boys’ lacrosse for 15 years, and coached multiple youth and high school teams for over 20 years. Snider has been previously inducted into five halls of fame, including three USA Lacrosse chapter halls of fame, as well as the Rockland County Sports Hall of Fame and the Suffern High School Hall of Fame, both located in New York.
The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, a program of USA Lacrosse, was established in 1957 to honor men and women who by their deeds as players, coaches, officials and/or contributors, and by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of lacrosse to our way of life.
The goal of the men’s and women’s selection committees is to select the absolute best of the best, within the context of an individual’s era of participation. A ballot committee develops the list of annual nominees, while a 21-member voting committee finalizes the selections.
The voting group is comprised of current Hall of Fame members, current or former U.S. National Team players and coaches, elite level high school or college coaches, elite members of the officiating community, and individuals that have contributed to the growth of the sport on a national or international level. Final approval of the selectees is provided by USA Lacrosse’s Board of Directors.
Nearly 450 lacrosse greats are honored in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which is located alongside the National Lacrosse Museum at the USA Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Maryland.